BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 21 April 2019

April 21, 2019

 

No. 1754 ~ EASTER DAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena        7.30 pm    

SUNDAY

St Eugene’s Moneyneena:       9.00 am

St Patrick’s  Sixtowns:            10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw:               11.00 am

Holy Rosary:                           12 noon

 

DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK

Holy Rosary Church

Monday - Friday ~ 10.00 am  

  

St Columba’s Church Straw

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

40 Derrynoyd Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr John Downey CC

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

Fr Dermot McGirr CC

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

 

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street             Tel: 79628248

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Friday         9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wednesday ~ Closed

Office closed next week (Easter Week)

 

BULLETIN NOTICES

All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number:  07710838050

 

PARISH WEBCAM

Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

EASTER 2019

The priests of the parish wish to thank all who contributed in any way to the beautiful Easter ceremonies over the past few days in the parish, especially the choirs who practiced long hours during Lent to add to the solemnity of our celebrations of the Paschal Mystery.

Special thanks to Fr Seamus O'Neill who continues to serve the parish so generously and whose support to the priests of the parish is invaluable.

May everyone have a joyful Easter and may the hope the resurrection of Jesus offers cast away the shadows of winter in all our hearts.

Rejoice for He is risen

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Easter Monday April 22.

Adoration in Holy Rosary Church will resume on Monday April 20.

 

MONDAY EVENING MASS

There will be no 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Easter Monday April 22.

parish survey

Thank you to all parishioners who took part in the recent parish survey. There was a tremendous response and sometime after Easter an overall picture of parishioners responses will be made available.

If you offered your services to the parish but did not sign the survey, please give your name and address to one of the priests of the parish.

Once again thank you for taking the time to participate in this ongoing conversation that all parishes in the diocese of Derry must have as we now face the challenges of fewer priests in the immediate future. 

 

PARISH OFFICE NOTICE

Ballinascreen Parish Office will be closed next week (Easter Week).

It will reopen on  Monday 29 April.

 

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Joseph  O’Hagan, Desertmartin,

Brid Doherty, Fintown  

Patsy Molloy, Maghera.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Maire Gormley, Moykeeran Drive, Wednesday 24 April in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

Ellen Eames, Slievegallion Park, Friday 26 April in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Hubert Donnelly, Newry on Saturday 27 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Philip Doherty, Danny McCloskey,

John P Bradley, Lily McGurk,

Annie McGovern, Rita McDonald,

Joe McEldowney. Joseph Conway.

 

BAPTISMS

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism;

Finn Sean David O’Hagan, Mulinderg

Aria Rose Molloy, Moneyneena Road,

Leo Michael Shaw, Fortview

Charlie Joseph Quinn, Mulinderg.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2415

Church Renovation Collection: £1617.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES

Please return your Trócaire Box next weekend, if you have not already done so.  Thank you.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Fr Madden wishes to acknowledge with sincere thanks a generous donation of £300 to the parish.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019

Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 16 June.  Further details later.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2019:

Saturday 4 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Columba’s Church Straw,

Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,

Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,

Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

First Sunday of the month:

Holy Rosary after 12 noon Mass

 

Second Saturday of the month:

St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm

 

Fourth Sunday of the month:

St Columba’s Straw  at 3.00 pm

 

St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.   

 

A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.

 

SVP FURNITURE SALE

Due to our very limited storage space we are selling off wardrobes, beds, tables and chairs and suites of furniture.  If interested in buying any of the above, please contact us on SVP Helpline number 07710838050.

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners.  If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office by Thursday of the relevant week.

 

LOUGH DERG

One Day Retreats begin Saturday 4 May and continue on 5, 6, 11,12, 14,19, 21, 25 , 26 and 27 May.

Why not take some time and space on Lough Derg personally or as a parish group this May? A  new event for those who serve in lay parish ministry, is our Parish Ministry Day Saturday 18 May. Booking essential. Telephone 0035371 9861518.  Email:  info@loughderg.org or view website     www.loughderg.org

 

FOUND

A sum of money was found on St Patrick’s Street.  Contact Marleen, telephone 79629066.

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

Queen of the May Festival Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May.  We invite anyone who would like to set up a May Altar to please get in touch.  Phone 71351233 or e-mail thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Knights of Columbanus (Derry) pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 26 May.  Cost £15.  Everyone welcome.  Phone 07851829282 for further information.

 

SMA DROMANTINE RETREATS

  • Awareness and Mindful Living. Conducted by Martina and Patrick Sheehan. 10.00 am on Friday 10 May  – Sunday 12 May at 2.00 pm.  

  • Forgiveness; the journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace. Conducted by Fr. Des Corrigan SMA Saturday. 22 June 9.30 am – 5.00 pm . Contact Retreat Centre, Dromantine Tel. 028-30821964  or email  admin@dromantineconference.com

 

WIND FARM FUND

Brackagh Quarry Wind Farm Community Fund is open for applications for up to £2,000 from community / voluntary groups within a four mile radius of the wind farm site.  Interested?   Contact Shauna in Workspace for more information on 02879628113.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Free 2 week course on basic photography – how to get the most out of your camera/phone and tips on taking a good photo.  Monday 27 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.

  • Painting for Pleasure resumes Wednesday 1 May for 9 weeks.  Spaces still available at both 10.00 am -12 noon and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.

  • Late spring colour and summer containers with Margaret Johnston, Friday 17 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.

  • Free dog microchipping and goodie bags. Tuesday 21 May, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, no need to book.

  • Phone 79627826 to book any of the above.  Everyone welcome.

 

ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Draw Winners ~ Final Week

£150 ~ Lee Heron, Sixtowns Road 

£60 ~ Cathal Myles, Corrick  Road

£40 ~ John Woods, Derry.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Many thanks to all who supported the clothes recycling appeal. If any bags were missed please leave them at the door of St Mary’s Hall or contact 07887614094 for collection.

  • Bingo Wednesday 24 April at 8.00 pm. Prizes: £30 line £50 a house, middle and last page £100 a house

  • Sewing class Friday 26 April 6 week block cost £25 beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 078876144094 or Philomena on 07866381473.

  • Crochet classes commence Thursday2 May 7.00 pm -9.00 pm. 6 weeks cost £25.

  • Monday yoga classes commence 29 April with Angela from 10.30 am -12 noon 3 week block, costs £18.

  • Tuesday yoga classes with Paula commence 7 May at 7.30 pm, for ladies and gents.  £25 for 4 weeks to be paid at first class.

  • If interested in any of the above please contact 078876144094.

 

DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC RunDC

Run DC on 28 April at 11.00 am with 10km and 5km runs and a 5km walk. Enter www.draperstownceltic.co.uk

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • One-to one sessions about computer or any IT problems with Niall McVeigh on Friday 26 April, 31 May and 21 June.  Booking necessary.

  • Study facilities available for students on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Christ, out of love, sacrificed himself completely in order to save you. His outstretched arms on the cross are the most telling sign that he is a friend who is willing to stop at nothing.

 

 

 

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